When you’re out in a public area, such as in a shopping mall or in a local restaurant, the management and staff are required to ensure that the area is kept safe. If, for example, they are undergoing renovation work whilst they are still open to the public, they must ensure that the relevant area is cordoned off and that people aren’t put in danger of suffering an injury.
Have you slipped on a wet floor?
As larger areas, such as shopping malls, often get very busy, it can be difficult for staff to keep track of everything that’s going on. Luckily, the use of CCTV equipment can make it easy for them to keep an eye on what’s happening and respond to any possibility health and safety issues.
Unfortunately, however, they aren’t able to prevent every accident from occurring and sometimes people do suffer an injury whilst they are out and about. One of the most common ways to get hurt in a public area is if you slip or fall. Often, this can be caused by an item which has been spilled and not cleared away properly.
As many shopping malls and stores have tiled flooring, if anything is spilt on them it can become very slippery indeed and it wouldn’t take much to make your fall or slip. As serious injuries can result from a slip or fall, it’s important that staff treat these matters seriously.
Even if they are unable to clear the spillage up immediately, the area should be cordoned off so that the public are aware of the danger and they can take steps to avoid it. However, if they fail to do this and you’re hurt as a result, there may be action you can take against them.
Can I make a compensation claim with support from injury solicitors in Waltham Abbey?
If you slip because of a spilt item in a public area, there is a chance that with injury solicitors in Waltham Abbey will be able to help you to make a claim against those responsible. If ever you’re hurt in a shop or store and it wasn’t your fault, you may find that contacting experts to get support from injury solicitors in Waltham Abbey is worthwhile as often they will be able to help you to make a claim for compensation.
Although some people have made claims with support from injury solicitors in Waltham Abbey before, many have not. If this is your first time making a claim, you may want to find out more about support from injury solicitors in Waltham Abbey and how they operate in the personal injury industry. If you’re keen to find out more about making a claim with support from injury solicitors in Waltham Abbey, we can help. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more about how injury solicitors in Waltham Abbey could help you to obtain compensation.
Date Published: 10th May 2014